Leo Name Meaning

Southern Italian: nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo ‘lion’. Italian: from a short form of the personal name Pantaleo. Jewish: from the personal name Leo (from Latin leo ‘lion’), borrowed from Christians as an equivalent of Hebrew Yehuda (see Leib 3). English: from the Old French personal name Leon ‘lion’ (see Lyon 2). Spanish: variant or derivative of the personal name Leon. Dutch: from Latin leo ‘lion’, applied either a nickname for a strong or fearless man or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion; or alternatively from a personal name of the same derivation. German and Hungarian (Leó): Latinized form of Löwe (see Loewe).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Leon, Lew, Lio, Ley, Leu, Lee, Feo, Leos, Len, Loo

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Leo Family Origin

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Leo Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leo. A less common occupation for the Leo family was Farming. The most common Leo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Leo's were Farmers.

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Leo Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Leo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leo in 1944 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leo

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